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Crested Shield Fern

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Dryopteris cristata

Flower Description:

Non Flowering

FamilyWood Fern
Season BloomNon flowering
HabitatPart shade to shade swamps marshes and moist to wet woods
Leaf DescriptionUpper leaves oblong tapering at tip. Lower leaves triangular
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade